Eichendorff one of the famous german poets of the Romantic wrote 1822/23 the novella "Life of a good-for-nothing". The poems contained in his narrative poem have been melodized by Robert and Clara Schumann. As German hiking songs they 
became world-famous.

These illustrations belong to my contribution for the next produced limited edition of the 000x magazine 0020.

These illustrations belong to my contribution for the next produced limited edition of the 000x magazine 0020.

Greets, c.pom



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Silkscreen-liveprinting and jam-session under the title ELDORADO?, this Saturday in Berlin Neukölln. I did the flyer (inspired by our „Maybe“- project) for this recommended event. See you there!



Melk & sneeuw

Wearing my Finnish striped Marimekko T-shirt, I could touch my printed comic book last Friday ! :)
Melk & sneeuw tells a story about Finland and about unpossible love.

I'm very glad with the result. Especially with the better lay-out of the book. Thank's to Dieter Jüdt for the help and tips he gave concerning the lay-out and also to encourage me to keep looking for a publisher! :)


EDO  - artist book

"Artists' books create liminal spaces that uncover new 
relations between, for instance, the private and the public, the aesthetic and the political, the gift and the commodity."
(One sentence from the ABoT Contest Call)

Therefore I felt to be called upon to create something special, 
as a reaction to the current political issue in the spring of 2011.
It was also shown at the Frankfurt Book Fair this year.



Frankfurt Book Fair

The Bookfair's a very special event every year - lot's of fascinating people from around the world, it's a true creative people gathering. The fair is almost there, and Poste Aérienne launches three new projects, that's to say:

The second set of MIKROKOSMOS books
The Artist Card project MAYBE
And WOLKE ÜBER HANAMI our latest silkscreen book

It would be our great pleasure to welcome you on the fair:
hall 4.1 booth N° K507

Best regards and see you there,
Poste Aérienne


Wolke Über Hanami

My dear friends and collegues,

it is really quite a while since I posted something in our blog, especially because I started using the computer more and more for my artwork. With the bookfair comming up, I thought I could contribute some pictures of the work that I have done for our collective.

This here is my work for the WOLKE ÜBER HANAMI project. As You may notice, the drawings are digitaly done for the most parts. Using a graphic tablet. Quite a changeover in my workingprincibles. But I really dig it now. Coolbeans.

Happy to see all of You at the bookfair!



DAS SCHWARZE SCHAF - artist book

This little artist book was made for the book object box "Dem Bär gefällt's" - project published by the NEUES KUNSTHAUS AHRENSHOOP. The short poem from Christoph Kuhn inspired me to this special Original Graphic Book Design for children. (Size 11x11cm, technique linocut). The edition will be shown
at the Book Fair in Frankfurt. You can also visit the exhibition "Das Künstlerbuch VI" starting from the 30'th September until the 4'th December in the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel.


Zen Bubbles

Hi there!

I thought the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair, which we will
attend again this year (of course!) would be the perfect time
to unveal my new book project which is still in its
very early, delicate inception stage. I just finished
my new promo postcard celebrating my decision to go
with this topic. It will also be my diploma.

There are a great many books about meditation, many of
which are great introductions into the matter, my favourite being 
by the incredible Jon Kabat-Zinn, but I decided
to go ahead and form my own version of how to present
these concepts and wrap them into a nice package
of (hopefully) pretty little pictures.

It is by no means pretending to be a
be-all, end-all guide on meditation,
but a light-hearted, easy-going, hand-holding introduction.
 (It helps that I´ve started doing meditation only a couple of
months ago, so I still have a fresh new view on what it feels
like to start with it.)


I´ve also vastly changed my website, which includes
first and foremost all the new editorial stuff I´ve been
busy with in the past few months.

Time flies!

See you at the book fair!




I spend a few days seeing a friend, walking in the Tauber valley and crossing the vineyards near Würzburg. The drawing will be published in a short booklet which opens a new series of travelbooks.

It's such a fine feeling to be on the road again. I'd like to travel much more than work allows me.

Best regards, Boris


Mikrokosmos: 2nd Preview

The new booklets circle around ambitious themes like Western literature classics, Asian poetry and Swedish party holidays in a VW 'Bulli'. This last book's something like a drawn roadtrip by Michael Zander.

Artists of the latest books (from left to right) :

The books are now printed by Treu Arti Grafiche in Italy.
You can discover the first fresh copies on Frankfurt Bookfair:
We're on booth n° K507 in hall 4.1

See you there from 12th to 16th of october!

Best regards,


The Transfiguration of 9/11

The TAZ asked me to make an illustration for the frontpage of their special issue dedicated the anniversary of 9/11. I started with some sketches. One idea was to visualize a weapon-fair booth, decorated with wreckage of the twin tower buildings. The second one (which I prefered) was a kind of „pop-art visualization“. We decided to work on this idea...

... and I did a pencil drawing mixed with some photocopied parts. The drawing should not only treat the remembering of the 9/11 event,...

..but also the new developements in weapons technology and face recognation (the USA produced a new combat aircraft called „Raptor“ and very spacy lookin anti-aircraft-aeroplanes in the last years).

Only some hours before printing the size of the (now colored) illustration changed from portrait to landscape. But during all modifications the image still keeps its fine pop-art-appeal.

- Dieter


A new publication

Now out is a publication including my new pencil drawings, titled „L‘invitation au voyage“. This 16paged artistbook was inspired by a short story with the same title of „poéte maudit“ Charles Baudelaire, selected from his book „Le spleen de Paris“.

Printed on heavy paper (200 g), carefully handbound and limited on 25 copies. Available at the current exhibition at gallery erstererster, Berlin, and at our Poste Aérienne booth, this October at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

- Dieter


"Poéte maudit"

"Den Kult der Bilder verherrlichen
(meine grosse, meine einzige, meine ursprünglichste Leidenschaft)."

Charles Baudelaire

This is one of my favourite quotations of Baudelaire, the poet who identifies himself with the tragic albatross.
The graphic was made for our exhibition „Poete maudit“ in Berlin. It is such a great theme like Dieter and Ib said. Special thanks and greetings to Andreas Rauth!



Nest magazine

Some illustrations I did for a new client, called Nest magazine. I went to Limburg to visit the marl caves of Kanne and to make sketches there. I also wrote the article. I think they did a nice job with the lay-out. Greetz, Leen


L‘Invitation au voyage

Four new pieces in a new technique. The use of fineliner, a smooth pencil in 6 B and some Polychromos color pencils in different grey tones allows me to work in a rather „documentary style“. I was also influenced by faded Polaroids and the more conceptual work of Robert Weaver.

These four drawings belong to a series of all in all seven images titled „L‘Invitation au voyage“. Now you can see the complete series at the highly recommended exhibition „Poete maudit“, curated by Andreas Rauth. This tribute to Charles Baudelaire shows also very fine drawings, collages and objects by David von Bassewitz, Ib Jorn, Birgit Lang, Lorem ipsum collective, Falk Nordmann, Felix Pestemer, C.Pom, Richard Rabensaat and Andreas Rauth.

The exhibition (including performance, artist talk and reading) takes place at the gallery erstererster, Berlin, from Aug. 26th to Sept. 9th.

Greets, Dieter


Mikrokosmos Preview

Hello everybody, the Mikrokosmos project is rolling - half of the books are done. This year's collection has great travelbooks, Craig's rough sketches, an imaginary Herbarium and vigilant studies of human relationships. Between the contributors of this 2nd edition: (left to right)

Six more to come!
Best regards, Boris

Boris' Mikrokosmos

My own project is about Dragons, here's a first impression:

Cheers, Boris


The Berlin Wall

50 years ago the wall was established by the GDR government. The concrete separated West- from East Germany and cut Berlin into pieces... Here are three new illustrations, done last week for the past weekend-issue of the TAZ.

By the way a great film showing some impressions of the wall and the "old" West Berlin was „Possession“ directed by Andrzej Żuławski. A weird movie starring Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neil, including some special effects by Carlo Rambaldi (Alien). The color scheme of my illustrations was directly influenced by Zulawskis work.

Greets, Dieter


New etchings

These are 3 new etchings I made last year in the printmaking atelier. The upperone shows the highway in Antwerp, close to my place, and the ones below are street views from Hong Kong, where I went last summer. Somehow interesting to see that there is not a lot of difference between those places.